This book is part of a multivolume work entitled the AMD x86-64 Architecture Programmer’s Manual.
This table lists each volume and its order number.
This volume (Volume 2) is intended for programmers writing operating systems, loaders, linkers, device drivers, or system utilities.
It assumes an understanding of x86-64 architecture application-level programming that is described in Volume 1. This volume describes the AMD x86-64 architecture’s resources and functions that are managed by system software, including operating-mode control, memory management, interrupts and exceptions, task and state-change management, system- management mode (including power management), multi- processor support, debugging, and processor initialization. Application-programming topics are described in Volume 1.
Details about each instruction are described in volumes 3, 4, and 5.